EOS-based Mythical Games Platform Raises $16 Million in Series A Funding Round

  • EOS-based Mythical Games platform has raised $16 million in a Series A funding round.
  • The EOS platform has received $325 million from previous funding rounds led by Galaxy Digital and Block.one.

Mythical Games, the developer of “video game engines for player-owned economies”, has completed a venture capital-backed $16 million Series A funding round.

Building Games On Blockchains

The funds will reportedly be used to create games for mobile and desktop computer users. Notably, Mythical Games’ platform will be developed on the EOS.io blockchain network, and the company is planning to announce the first set of games it will be launching.

Mythical’s management team consists of several members who have been actively involved in the gaming industry. John Linden, a computer engineering graduate from the University of Kansas, is managing Mythical’s key operations as the firm’s CEO.

Linden has previously worked at Activision, a large 40-year-old California-based video game publisher. The other C-level executives at Mythical include its chief compliance officer, Jamie Jackson (who also previously worked at Activision).

1 Million Waves To Be Rewarded To Game Developers

Notably, billionaire investor Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital has made substantial investments into the ongoing development of the EOS platform. Launched in January of 2018, the $325 million fund has drawn investments from members of Block.one (the company that developed EOS) and Novogratz’s “full-service” crypto merchant bank, Galaxy Digital.

As CryptoGlobe reported in October, Chainbreakers, a virtual reality game, is being developed on the Ethereum-based Decentraland platform. Chainbreakers is based on a fictional story - which focuses on the notable events that took place in Ancient Greece.

As covered, the blockchain and smart contract-enabled, Waves platform, has announced the launch of a 1 million Waves (appr. $2 million) reward pool for developers who will build games on its network.

Gaming And Gambling Apps Lead The Way

Sasha Ivanov, the founder and CEO of Waves, had said:

I believe that the gaming sector will be an enthusiastic adopter of blockchain, and will drive its widespread use. Given the mutual opportunity here, we are more than ready to reward developers for the effort they make in implementing their projects within [the] Waves ecosystem.

Waves Platform CEO

In addition to gaming, online betting platforms are increasingly being developed on blockchain-based platforms.

In early November, CryptoGlobe reported that TronDice, a TRON-based gaming DApp (decentralized application), had paid out almost $5 million in TRX tokens. The TronDice DApp allows users to select a number between 2 and 100, and the game’s smart contract uses a random number generator to produce a number between 1 and 100. Rewards in TRX are distributed to users according to their choices

Blockchain Wallet Integrates BitPay Support for User-Friendly Transactions

  • Blockchain Wallet announces the integration of BitPay into their existing service. 
  • Emphasis on allowing for "user-friendly" transactions and payments. 

Popular cryptocurrency firm Blockchain.com, which operates the Blockchjain wallet, has announced integration of payment processor BitPay

Blockchain Wallet Adds BitPay Support

In an update, Blockchain Wallet confirmed its new partnership with BitPay, which will allow for the direct spending of user bitcoin in an effort to increase the ease of crypto-based payments.

The press release states that BitPay has been “seamlessly” integrated into the existing Blockchain Wallet framework, which clients can use to make payments directly from their application. 

According to the announcement,

As the largest global crypto payments provider, BitPay and has processed more than $2.8 billion from merchants and B2B customers since 2011.

The press release continues, 

We’re excited to see this new addition connect our Wallet users to the world of merchants that accept Bitcoin (and soon other cryptos) as a payment method — one of the key ways to interact with and grow the digital asset ecosystem.

The emphasis on payments shows the direction that Blockchain Wallet imagines for the future of crypto. While the platform has created a secure cryptocurrency wallet for users to retain simultaneous control over their funds and private keys, user-friendly transactions and spending has continued to be a work in progress. 

BitPay has emerged as one of the more successful payment platforms in crypto, with a focus on establishing a relationship with merchants to accept bitcoin. The partnership with Blockchain Wallet, with its reported 41 million userbase, could go a long way in spurring greater use for bitcoin outside of a store of value asset or token for price speculation.